Metropolitan Transit Authority

MTA Receives A Plea From Some HV Lawmakers

Aug 7, 2014
New York City Subways.

Several New York state legislators from the Hudson Valley haves signed onto a letter imploring the MTA to provide Orange and Rockland commuters with a one-seat ride to New York City’s Penn Station.

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A northern New York bus manufacturer has landed a contract to build 414 buses for New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Gov. Cuomo: Human Error Behind Fatal NY Crash

Dec 5, 2013
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says it appears an engineer's speeding is likely to be what caused the fatal derailment of a New York City commuter train.

Cuomo made his comments Wednesday on New York public radio's 'Capitol Pressroom' show. Four people were killed and more than 60 others injured in the Sunday morning crash on a riverside curve in the Bronx.

The National Transportation Safety Board said the Metro-North Railroad train was travelling at more than 80 mph going into the curve, nearly three times the 30 mph speed limit.

Probe Seeks Cause Of Fatal NYC Train Crash

Dec 2, 2013

Federal authorities are investigating what might have caused a commuter train to derail in New York City, killing four people and injuring more than 60 others.

The National Transportation Safety Board is probing Sunday's fatal Metro-North train crash. The agency says its investigators will spend up to 10 days looking into the crash.

Authorities say the train was rounding a riverside curve early Sunday when it derailed, toppling cars and throwing some riders from their seats.

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A Canadian company has been awarded a nearly $165 million contract to build 300 New York City transit buses at its planned Plattsburgh facility.